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The Resource A head full of ghosts, Paul Tremblay

A head full of ghosts, Paul Tremblay

Label
A head full of ghosts
Title
A head full of ghosts
Statement of responsibility
Paul Tremblay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parent's despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barrett's plight. With John, Marjorie's father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend
Summary
The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of what at first seems to be acute schizophrenia, a condition which only gets worse, leading them believe its actually demonic possession, as they become the center of a reality TV show
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel, 2015.
  • Massachusetts Book Awards, Fiction Award, 2016.
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10423814
Cataloging source
CDX
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Tremblay, Paul
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Fear
  • Schizophrenia
  • Paranoia
  • Families
  • Reality television programmes
Target audience
adult
Label
A head full of ghosts, Paul Tremblay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058866933
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Titan edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781785653674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961161489
Label
A head full of ghosts, Paul Tremblay
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058866933
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Titan edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781785653674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961161489

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